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NEW PERSPECTIVES IN ASSOCIATION WITH LAKESIDE PRESENT

THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2008 Preview: 24 April 8pm Matinee: 26 April 2pm By Richard Benson Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd The true story of one family and the English Countryside. Farming hadn’t come naturally to Richard Benson, so after a childhood spent crashing tractors and being outwitted by various farmyard animals he’s fled to London to become a journalist. Then one morning the call came, the news that after two hundred years of farming in Yorkshire the Benson family were being forced to sell up, and he found himself propelled back into a forgotten world of runaway pigs, love among the haystacks and men who wrestled bulls to prove a point. The Farm tells the painful, funny, uplifting story of how big business is changing the face of the English countryside forever and how one family in particular adapted to the challenges of a new life after being forced to give up their birthright. Shortlisted for both The Guardian First Book Award 2005 and the British Book Award 2006, Richard Benson’s best-selling book is now brought to life in a powerful new stage adaptation from the East Midland’s favorite rural touring theatre company. “Brilliant, powerful, moved me to tears” Daily Mail “A haunting, affectionate, matter-of-fact meditation on the nature of love, work, family, happiness and belonging” The Times Suitable for ages 14+ Click on the link below to visit the New Perspectives Theatre Company Website: http://www.newperspectives.co.uk/content/contentmain.asp